How to be a Passenger: Sept Doigts de La Main

Photo Credit: Alexandre Galliez

Life is a journey and being a passenger is sometimes fabulous and other times it feels like entrapment. The best way I know how to deal with it is to get off the train and soak in the world around me. What does that mean? It means I get out. I take time away from the daily “to do list” to do something different. The best cure to the feeling if being stuck on this train is to see art. It shakes up perspective. It helps me see things in a new light. I have been looking forward to having Sept Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers of the Hand) back in Boston because their type of performance and circus looks so interesting and thought-provoking. I have been provided tickets for review as well as a pair of tickets to giveaway to you, my readers.

Photo Credit: Alexandre Galliez

Passagers/Passengers

Passengers takes our fascination with trains and delves deep (and high) into the symbolic meaning of these huge beasts that travel along tracks going far and wide. There is the train itself and then the passengers. The 7 Fingers performance reflects upon:

Tearful goodbyes, anticipatory reunions. Fateful encounters inside the cabin. A community of strangers with one thing in common: we all have somewhere to go. Our reasons for leaving may differ but we are joined in a moment of suspended limbo between two lives, as we say goodbye to one and prepare for another.

The performance itself is one of acrobatics and theatrics. It is exciting, thought-provoking and unique. The cast is an international one with artists from: Australia, UK, US, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. The artists bring many different disciplines to the stage including: juggling, duo trapeze, Russian cradle, hand to hand trapeze, aerial hoop, contortion, aerial silks, Chinese pole, hula hoops and tight wire.

Photo Credit: Alexandre Galliez

Passengers is playing at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Opening preview night is Wednesday September 25th and closing night is Sunday, October 13th.

Ticket Information & Giveaway

Online: ArtsEmerson.org Phone: 617-824-8400

In Person: Paramount Center Box Office, open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm Prices range from $25-$90 (subject to change)

I am giving away a pair of tickets over on instagram. Leave a comment here for your chance to win tickets. Ticket winner will be chosen at random. This Instagram giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or WordPress.

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